reference : Risk, health consequences, and response challenges for small-island-based populations: Observations from the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

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Abstract The intensely active 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season provided an opportunity to examine how climate drivers, including warming oceans and rising seas, exacerbated tropical cyclone hazards. The season also highlighted the unique vulnerabilities of populations residing on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to the catastrophic potential of these storms. During 2017, 22 of the 29 Caribbean SIDS were affected by at least one named storm, and multiple SIDS experienced extreme damage. This paper aims to review the multiplicity of storm impacts on Caribbean SIDS throughout the 2017 season, to explicate the influences of climate drivers on storm formation and intensity, to explore the propensity of SIDS to sustain severe damage and prolonged disruption of essential services, to document the spectrum of public health consequences, and to delineate the daunting hurdles that challenged emergency response and recovery operations for island-based, disaster-affected populations. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;page 1 of 13)
Author Shultz, James M.; Kossin, James P.; Shepherd, J. Marshall; Ransdell, Justine M.; Walshe, Rory; Kelman, Ilan; Galea, Sandro
DOI 10.1017/dmp.2018.28
Database Provider Cambridge University Press
EPub Date 2018/04/06
ISSN 1935-7893
Journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Keywords climate change; climate driver; disaster; disaster response; hazard; health consequences; hurricane; risk; Small Island Developing States; tropical cyclone; tropical storm; vulnerability
Name of Database Cambridge Core
Pages 1-13
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Title Risk, health consequences, and response challenges for small-island-based populations: Observations from the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season
Year 2018
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